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Cultural Sutures: Medicine and Media

by Lester D. Friedman

Medicine and the media exist in a unique symbiosis. Increasingly, health-care consumers turn to media sources--from news reports to Web sites to tv shows--for information about diseases, treatments, pharmacology, and important health issues. And just as the media scour the medical terrain for news stories and plot lines, those in the health-care industry use the media to publicize legitimate stories and advance particular agendas. The essays in Cultural Sutures delineate this deeply collaborative process by scrutinizing a broad range of interconnections between medicine and the media in print journalism, advertisements, fiction films, television shows, documentaries, and computer technology. In this volume, scholars of cinema studies, philosophy, English, sociology, health-care education, women's studies, bioethics, and other fields demonstrate how the world of medicine engages and permeates the media that surround us. Whether examining the press coverage of the Jack Kevorkian-euthanasia controversy; pondering questions about accessibility, accountability, and professionalism raised by such films as Awakenings, The Doctor, and Lorenzo's Oil; analyzing the depiction of doctors, patients, and medicine on E. R. and Chicago Hope; or considering the ways in which digital technologies have redefined the medical body, these essays are consistently illuminating and provocative. Contributors. Arthur Caplan, Tod Chambers, Stephanie Clark-Brown, Marc R. Cohen, Kelly A. Cole, Lucy Fischer, Lester D. Friedman, Joy V. Fuqua, Sander L. Gilman, Norbert Goldfield, Joel Howell, Therese Jones, Timothy Lenoir, Gregory Makoul, Marilyn Chandler McEntyre, Faith McLellan, Jonathan M. Metzl, Christie Milliken, Martin F. Norden, Kirsten Ostherr, Limor Peer, Audrey Shafer, Joseph Turow, Greg VandeKieft, Otto F. Wahl

English as She Is Spoke: The Guide of the Conversation in Portuguese and English

by Mark Twain Pedro Carolino

The Guide of the Conversation in Portuguese and English

Fifty Years of the Texas Observer

by Molly Ivins Char Miller

For the past five decades the Texas Observer has been an essential voice in Texas culture and politics, championing honest government, civil rights, labor, and the environment, while providing a platform for many of the state's most passionate and progressive voices. Included are ninety-one selections from Roy Bedichek, Lou Dubose, Ronnie Dugger, Dagoberto Gilb, Jim Hightower, Molly Ivins, Larry McMurtry, Maury Maverick Jr., Willie Morris, Debbie Nathan, and others.To mark the Observer's fiftieth anniversary, Char Miller has selected a cross section of the best work to appear in its pages. Not only does the collection pay homage to an important alternative voice in Texas journalism, it also serves as a progressive chronicle of a half-century of life in the Lone Star State-a state that has spawned three presidents in the last forty years. If Texas is, as some say, a crucible for national politics, then Fifty Years of the Texas Observer can be read as a casebook for issues that concern citizens in all fifty states.Molly Ivins's foreword gives historical background for the Observer and sets the stage for the book.

Fifty Years of the Texas Observer

by Molly Ivins Char Miller

For the past five decades the Texas Observer has been an essential voice in Texas culture and politics, championing honest government, civil rights, labor, and the environment, while providing a platform for many of the state's most passionate and progressive voices. Included are ninety-one selections from Roy Bedichek, Lou Dubose, Ronnie Dugger, Dagoberto Gilb, Jim Hightower, Molly Ivins, Larry McMurtry, Maury Maverick Jr., Willie Morris, Debbie Nathan, and others.To mark the Observer's fiftieth anniversary, Char Miller has selected a cross section of the best work to appear in its pages. Not only does the collection pay homage to an important alternative voice in Texas journalism, it also serves as a progressive chronicle of a half-century of life in the Lone Star State-a state that has spawned three presidents in the last forty years. If Texas is, as some say, a crucible for national politics, then Fifty Years of the Texas Observer can be read as a casebook for issues that concern citizens in all fifty states.Molly Ivins's foreword gives historical background for the Observer and sets the stage for the book.

Into the Valley: Marines at Guadalcanal

by John Hersey

Hersey gives insightful details concerning the jungle environment, recounts conversations among the men before, during, and after the battle at Guadalcanal, and describes how the wounded were evacuated as well as other works of daily heroism.

Literary Blunders: A Chapter in the "History of Human Error"

by Henry B. Wheatley

Linguist Wheatley discusses typographical errors, "Irish bulls," deliberate and accidental misquotations, poor translations from other languages into English and vice versa, and errors of fact in student papers and examinations.

Literary Copyright

by Charles Dudley Warner

This is the first public meeting of the National Institute of Arts and Letters. The original members were selected by an invitation from the American Social Science Association, which acted under the power of its charter from the Congress of the United States. The members thus selected, who joined the Social Science Association, were given the alternative of organizing as an independent institute or as a branch of the Social Science Association.

Literature and Life (Complete)

by William Dean Howells

Known as “The Dean of American Letters”, William Dean Howells (1837-1920) was a realist author and literary critic best known for his tenure as one of the most influential editors of the Atlantic Monthly, which is still an important publication today. And though Howells is known mostly for his work as a literary critic, he was also a novelist who wrote works like The Rise of Silas Lapham, Christmas Every Day, and much more. Along the way, he was a literary critic of the works of some of his greatest contemporaries, like Emile Zola, and he knew many American writers, including Mark Twain, Henry James, and Henry Wadsworth Longfellow.

My Odyssey: An Autobiography

by Nnamdi Azikiwe

Man comes into the world, and while he lives he embarks upon a series of activities, absorbing experience which enables him to formulate a philosophy of life, and to chart his courses of action; but then he dies. Nevertheless, his biography remains as a guide to those of the living who may need guidance, either as a warning on the vanity of human wishes, or as an encouragement, or both.

The Astonishment of Words: An Experiment in the Comparison of Languages

by Victor Proetz

One, two! one, two! And through and throughThe vorpal blade went snicker-snack!He left it dead, and with its headHe went galumphing back. Un deux, un deux, par le milieu,Le glaive vorpal fait pat-à-pan!La bête défaite, avec sa tête,Il rentre gallomphant. Eins, Zwei! Eins, Zwei! Und durch und durchSeins vorpals Schwert zerschniferschnück. Da blieb es todt! Er, Kopf in Hand,Geläumfig zog zurück!The late Victor Proetz was by vocation a visual artist who created many distinguished architectural and decorative designs. His favorite avocation, however, was to explore the possibilities (and impossibilities) of words, especially words in translation, and to share his discoveries. As Alastair Reid says in his foreword, "He turned words over in his head, he listened to them, he unraveled them, he looked them up, he played with them, he passed them on like presents, all with an unjadeable astonishment. " What, Proetz wondered, do some of the familiar and not-so-familiar works of English and American literature sound like in French? In German? "How," he asked, "do you say 'Yankee Doodle' in French-if you can?" And "How do they say 'Hounyhnhnm' and 'Cheshire Cat' and things like that in German?" And, in either language, "How, in God's name, can you possibly say 'There she blows!'?" This book, unfortunately left incomplete on his death in 1966, contains many of his answers. They are given not only in the assembled texts and translations but also in his wry, curious, sometimes hilarious commentaries. None of it is scholarly in any formal, academic sense-"and yet," Reid reminds us, "his is precisely the kind of enthusiastic curiosity that gives scholarship its pointers. "

The Black Press, 1827-1890: The Quest for National Identity

by Martin Dann

Collection of articles from 19th century black newspapers. Chosen from more than 50 newspapers nationwide, they typify widely divergent points of view. Material was drawn from the collection of black newspapers held by the Schomburg Library in New York.

Breaking Boundaries: In Political Entertainment Studies

by Michael X. Delli Carpini Jonathan Gray Larry Gross Jeffrey P. Jones Roderick P. Hart Dannagal G. Young Lauren Feldman Megan R. Hill Geoffrey Baym Heather Lamarre Amber Day R. Lance Holbert Paul R. Brewer Arlene Luck Lindsay Hoffman

This book brings together a collection of scholars whose work is leading the field of political entertainment studies, and yet it crosses methodological divides to do so, with quantitative and critical/cultural perspectives both represented. Indeed, each author worked as a part of a pair, addressing a similar topic as a colleague from across the divide. The result is a series of essays that add to and move beyond the state of political entertainment research--not only in content, but also in approach--by challenging readers to expand their thinking on these topics outside of the regular strictures. It begins with direct discussion of methodological divides in the field, as Michael Delli Carpini and Jeffrey P. Jones offer an essay, response, and further response. Following this initial, explicit tackling of methodology and what is at stake, Geoffrey Baym and Lindsay Hoffman each examine partisan language and interviews in The Daily Show with Jon Stewart and The Colbert Report, respectively; Lauren Feldman and Paul Brewer examine satirical treatments of science; Amber Day and Heather LaMarre address the importance of Stephen Colbert's Super PAC; Dannagal G. Young and Roderick Hart discuss The Daily Show's treatment of political participation, citizenship, and social protest; and finally, Megan Hill and R. Lance Holbert each wrestle with developing a normative approach to political satire. Read what scholars think!

The Media and Elections: A Handbook and Comparative Study (European Institute for the Media Series)

by David Ward Bernd-Peter Lange

This comparative study brings together academics and practitioners who work in the field of media and elections to provide a set of national case studies and an analysis of the legal and regulatory frameworks that are employed by nation states to ensure that the media perform according to certain standards during election periods. In setting out the legal and regulatory framework each chapter provides an account of the socio-political conditions and media environment in each of the countries and subsequently details the laws that govern the print and broadcast media during election campaign periods. The countries included are France, Germany, Italy, Russia, South Africa, the United States, and the United Kingdom. A set of reflections by a Member of the European Parliament and a set of recommendations for good practice in media and elections are also included. Thus, the book is organized to provide a practical guide so that it can be used as a handbook.

My Life and the Times

by Turner Catledge

(From inside book flap) Catledge is a born storyteller, and his book is full of entertaining anecdotes. He tells of his days as a brash young reporter in the South and later on the Capitol Hill beat, where he tried to save face for a heavy-drinking Vice President-elect and fended off President Roosevelt's attempt to get him to betray his boss, Arthur Krock. In due course he passed the test for high position on the Times--he survived a drinking bout with publisher Arthur Hauys Sulzberger. Then began his long, eventful service as a major news exective in New York.

Sense and Nonsense: A Study in Human Communication

by Alfred Fleishman

A book on semantics and how to improve general communication.

Los demasiados libros

by Gabriel Zaid

Hay en la experiencia de leer una felicidad y libertad que resultan adictivas. La lectura libera. Se extiende a leer la vida, a leer quiénes somos y en dónde estamos. Anima las conversaciones de lector a lector. Se contagia por los lectores en acción: padres, maestros, amigos, escritores, traductores, críticos, editores, tipógrafos, libreros, bibliotecarios y otros promotores del vicio de leer. Gabriel Zaid es capaz de observar el mundo de las letras desde la perspectiva otorgada por otras disciplinas. Su gran acierto es la virtud del poeta: decir lo que oscuramente habíamos intuido sin alcanzar a formularlo en palabras. Señala que el verdadero problema del libro es que el estrato privilegiado que ha hecho estudios universitarios no lee: nunca le ha dado el golpe a la lectura, nunca ha llegado a saber realmente lo que es leer. Esto, que sepamos, nadie lo había dicho.

Herself

by Hortense Calisher

A National Book Award nominee: Hortense Calisher's autobiography captures the making of a distinct literary voiceAlthough Hortense Calisher's fiction often draws on autobiographical elements, Herself is a disciplined documentation of the award-winning author's life and work. She surveys the various decades and landscapes she has inhabited, mining her family's Jewish lineage, discussing her children, exploring her greatest artistic influences, and describing her work process in a brave and bold work of autobiography. Herself is a rich collage of essays, reviews, recollections, and observations that unite the writer and the person.

Language in the Inner City: Studies in the Black English Vernacular (Conduct and Communication)

by William Labov

<p>With the recent controversy in the Oakland, California school district about Ebonics—or as it is referred to in sociolinguistic circles, African American Vernacular English or Black English Vernacular—much attention has been paid to the patterns of speech prevalent among African Americans in the inner city. <p>In January 1997, at the height of the Ebonics debate, author and prominent sociolinguist William Labov testified before a Senate subcommittee that for most inner city African American children, the relation of sound to spelling is different, and more complicated than for speakers of other dialects. He suggested that it was time to apply this knowledge to the teaching of reading. <p>The testimony harkened back to research contained in his groundbreaking book Language in the Inner City, originally published in 1972. In it, Labov probed the question "Does 'Black English' exist?" and emerged with an answer that was well ahead of his time, and that remains essential to our contemporary understanding of the subject. <p>Language in the Inner City firmly establishes African American Vernacular English not simply as slang but as a well-formed set of rules of pronunciation and grammar capable of conveying complex logic and reasoning. Studying not only the normal processes of communication in the inner city but such art forms as the ritual insult and ritualized narrative, Labov confirms the Black vernacular as a separate and independent dialect of English. His analysis goes on to clarify the nature and processes of linguistic change in the context of a changing society. <p>Perhaps even more today than two decades ago, Labov's conclusions are mandatory reading for anyone concerned with education and social change, with African American culture, and with the future of race relations in this country.</p>

Litigation-PR: Alles was Recht ist

by Alexander Schmitt-Geiger Andreas Köhler Lars Rademacher Alice Schwarzer

Dieses Buch fasst die aktuelle Diskussion um die Bedeutung und Funktion der strategischen Rechtskommunikation zusammen. Ausgehend vom amerikanischen Vorbild hat sich die Kommunikationsberatung in und um Gerichtsverfahren in Deutschland und Europa sprunghaft ausgebreitet. Im vorliegenden Band kommen wichtige Vertreter der theoretischen Fundierung und Weiterentwicklung des Feldes ebenso zur Sprache wie die führenden Vertreter der Praxis auf Seiten des Journalismus, der Staatsanwaltschaften bzw. Gerichte und der Beratung.

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